Shotersham to Shotersham

Shotersham Loop (about 20 miles south of Norwich).

Pretty flat route (even Norfolk isn’t totally flat!) approx 10 miles. Taking in quiet lanes
and a very short detour allows you to examine the the old Roman settlement of Venta Icenorum. Refreshments at the start point at the Globe Inn in Shotersham.

Start in the main street of Shotersham, with the Globe pub on your left (well worth remembering when you finish the route!) and the church on your right, head south east out of the village. Within a few hundred yards, turn Left up Chapel Lane (signposted Poringland). Follow that lane straight on as it narrows – (DO NOT turn right at the sharp right turn at Wolferd Green) – and continue on passing Abbots Farm and Backford Hall until you reach a cross roads. At the cross roads, turn Right , following signs for Poringland and Framlingham Earl.

Follow this road to the roundabout . Take the first Left, along the B1332 signposted Norwich and after about 500 yards, turn Left into a lane signposted Caistor St Edmund. Follow this downhill until you reach Caistor St Edmund and then, as the round bears to the right, bear sharp Left (signposted Upper Stoke) and after about 500 yards you reach a T junction where you turn Right.

After a couple of hundred yards you hit a another T junction.

At this point, you may wish to do a slight detour of a couple of hundred yards to check out the old Roman settlement of Venta Icenorum – in which case, turn Right at the T junction and after about 200 yards you will come to the Roman site. To get back onto the route, merely turn around and head back down the road.

If you wish to give the Roman site a miss, then turn Left at the T junction and follow the road through Stoke Holy Cross.
Just as you leave Stoke Holy Cross village, bear Left at the church (signposted Shotersham) and follow the road back to your start point.

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